#Free Mubarak Bala, Fundraiser by Atheist Alliance International (AAI), Facebook.
Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria has been arrested on a charge of blasphemy. He was arrested in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. Sources say he will be taken to Kano, which is an area ruled by Shariah Law.
Mubarak Bala was forcibly confined to a psychiatric hospital in 2014 after he renounced Islam and told his family he was an atheist. He has received numerous death threats whilst President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, an AAI affiliated organization. Some time ago, he was offered the opportunity to emigrate to Canada but bravely decided he was needed to peacefully fight for the cause of secularism in his homeland.
We are very concerned for his safety and need to raise funds for his legal defense. Please consider making a donation to the Campaign to Free Mubarak. We guarantee every dime raised will be used to help Mubarak and for no other purpose.
We will lobby the United Nations Human Rights Council on his behalf and urge the Inspector General of Police in Nigeria to have Mubarak transferred to a neutral state where his safety will be assured.
If you are able to contribute, please do it now. If you are unable to contribute in these hard times, we do understand, but please share this post on social media if you can.
In the event that we raise more than we need, AAI will donate any balance to charities in Nigeria.